"Under siege from psychic spies and airborne fungi, audiences are kept in a constant state of panic."
Pomerantsev exposes Soviet era traditions of state television such as the formula of subjects in the news broadcasts and the way nation leaders hold their meetings. Growing in that environment made these traditions invisible to me.
CBC's Q aired an interview with Pomerantsev this morning,
Archived at http://www.voicebase.com/voice_file/public_detail/43202 between 1:38 and 16:00.